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The Good Humor Man (1950)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 1 June 1950 (USA)
Biff Jones is a driver/salesman for the Good Humor ice-cream company. He hopes to marry his girl Margie, who works as a secretary for Stuart Nagel, an insurance investigator. Margie won't ... See full summary »

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Frank Tashlin (screenplay), Roy Huggins (from "The Saturday Evening Post" story "Appointment With Fear")
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Carson ... Biff Jones
Lola Albright ... Margie Bellew
Jean Wallace ... Bonnie Conroy
George Reeves ... Stuart Nagle
Peter Miles Peter Miles ... Johnny Bellew
Frank Ferguson ... Insp. Quint
David Sharpe ... Slick
Chick Collins Chick Collins ... Fats
Eddie Parker ... John
Pat Flaherty ... Officer Rhodes
Richard Egan ... Officer Daley
Arthur Space ... Steven
Victoria Horne ... Bride
Jack Overman ... Shirtless Stoker
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Storyline

Biff Jones is a driver/salesman for the Good Humor ice-cream company. He hopes to marry his girl Margie, who works as a secretary for Stuart Nagel, an insurance investigator. Margie won't marry Biff, though, because she is the sole support of her kid brother, Johnny. Biff gets involved with Bonnie, a young woman he tries to rescue from gangsters. But Biff's attempts to help her only get him accused of murder. When the police refuse to believe his story, it's up to Biff and Johnny to prove Biff's innocence and solve the crime. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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THE BELLS ARE RINGING FOR YOU AND YOUR GAL! (original poster) See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gelio horis veto See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Three Stooges' most frequent guest co-star Vernon Dent makes an appearance on the park bench, losing a shoe. See more »

Goofs

When the ice cream melts down onto Biff's shirt & jacket at the furnace, it has made quite a dark, chocolate mess. But when he runs back to the ice cream truck, to get away from the guy shoveling coal, the mess has completely disappeared from his clothes. See more »

Quotes

Biff Jones: She didn't talk. And when a woman doesn't talk, she's gotta be dead.
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Connections

Featured in The Soundman (1950) See more »

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A pleasant surprise
13 December 2011 | by Bronco46See all my reviews

I went into this film a little skeptical, but was intrigued by the title. This must be one of the first films with product placement. Good Humor is featured for about the first three quarters of this film. Jack Carson is his usual self in this farce about a Good Humor man whose set up by a gang of criminals. This material seemed to be written for his talent for comedy. And it's nice to have a film like this with two very attractive women in it. The film is loaded with several character actors from this era; Frank Ferguson, Arthur Space, and Pat Flaherty just to mention a few. The story and the action aren't very realistic; but the comedy is great. And there's a chase that must run ten to twelve minutes that crams in every element of a comedic chase ever seen; pies, fire extinguishers spraying, musical instruments used in a fight; and lots more. It's old but gives lots of laughs all through the story, with the big chase at the end.


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